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WSOP organisers remain confident of bumper entry

WSOP organisers remain confident of bumper entry

Despite last month’s decision by the DoJ to close some of the biggest online poker sites, WSOP organisers stay positive on player numbers for the World Series of Poker.

Sayed leads WPT Championship after day three

Sayed leads WPT Championship after day three

Having started with 220 players at The Bellagio in Las Vegas, the poker tournament now has 52 remaining poker players, with Swiss-based Lebanese star Sam el Sayed – who won last November’s WPT Amneville event in France – leading on 1,107,000 chips.

Wesley Nobels Wins Mediterranean Deepstack Poker Event

Wesley Nobels Wins Mediterranean Deepstack Poker Event

Wesley Nobels has won the Mediterranean Deepstack Poker event by seeing off 149 other competitors at the Grand Casino in the Slovenian coastal town of Portoroz.

Top Players Question Tekintamgac’s WPT Appearance

Top Players Question Tekintamgac’s WPT Appearance

A major controversy has erupted during the World Poker Tour Championship’s $25,000 buy-in event with an alleged cheat, German Ali Tekintamgac, being allowed to take part at The Bellagio in Las Vegas – angering many of the world’s leading players.

Jason Mercier Becomes EPT Champion Of Champions

Jason Mercier Becomes EPT Champion Of Champions

Jason Mercier took the top freeroll prize of €50,000 worth of tournament buy ins for the PokerStars European Poker Tour Season 8.

PokerStars Returns More Than $100 Million To US Players

PokerStars Returns More Than $100 Million To US Players

PokerStars announced that they have returned more than $100 million to US poker players from its past US-facing operations and continues to service requests following the Company’s agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on April 20th that allowed US customers to cash out their balances.

Freitez grabs EPT Grand Final glory

Freitez grabs EPT Grand Final glory

Venezuelan Ivan Freitez yesterday picked up €1.5million after winning the inaugural EPT Grand Final event in Madrid by seeing off 685 other competitors.

Brilliant Brito brings home EPT Player of the Year award

Brilliant Brito brings home EPT Player of the Year award

European Poker Tour (EPT) Player of the Year Fernando Brito aims “to do it again” next year following a series of spectacular performances during Season Seven.

Black Friday Ramifications May Cause WSOP to Downsize

Black Friday Ramifications May Cause WSOP to Downsize

The consequences of what took place on Black Friday are still being felt all across the online poker industry. Many poker players, particularly in the States, have not yet had funds returned to them, and with every passing day this is looking less and less likely. Due to this scenario, reports have arisen that many, form amateurs to seasoned poker professionals, may not be able to fields the costs of this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP).

Absolute Poker players still being denied funds by American DoJ

Absolute Poker players still being denied funds by American DoJ

Last night Absolute Poker reached a long overdue agreement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) which was to pave the way for the return of funds to US players. However, it has not been stated how long it will be before that happens.

WSOP Europe Schedule 2011 Announced

WSOP Europe Schedule 2011 Announced

The World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) announced the 2011 schedule of events that includes the chance for players to win seven bracelets, starting at the 7th of October.

EPT Grand Final Day 2: Nergard Leads And Thorsson Makes Comeback

EPT Grand Final Day 2: Nergard Leads And Thorsson Makes Comeback

On Monday, Day 2 of the European Poker Tour Grand Final (EPT Grand Final) resumed when the 299 remaining players who survived the fields from both starting days returned to the felt.